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Old 02-16-2015, 08:08 PM   #11
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I panicked last winter when my antifreeze froze (I live in the South where freezing is not common). But when spring came, all was okay. Like pointed out by others, antifreeze does not expand and damage your plumbing. You will be okay when the warm weather arrives (and not a minute too soon).
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:28 PM   #12
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I wonder if the freezing of the RV antifreeze is why they say keep all your faucets open?
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:41 PM   #13
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I used a Canadian Antifreeze that is good to -40 C. We had Record setting temperatures at -35 C last night. I have a jug in the Garage and it did not freeze. There are 2 types of antifreeze sold here, -40 and -50. I put the plugs in the sinks to prevent evaporation.
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:54 PM   #14
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Thanks for the information and helping me understand. I will sleep easy tonight now.


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Old 02-16-2015, 11:28 PM   #15
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Supposed to reach the lows teens tonight in "Hot" Springs The area is now covered in ice.

-2 tomorrow night in Jonesboro and NE Arkansas......you think the horses will run tomorrow down there???...lol.
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Old 02-17-2015, 02:25 AM   #16
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Dbsredvet: FYI, temps may drop to single digits in NC this week, even in the lower elevations. Fairly unusual in this part of the state.
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:59 AM   #17
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All the faucets are open on my unit. We have two gallons in the garage, in a metal cabinet they are good. My RV was under cover and sitting in a sunny area, when we had sun. Hoping to make it thru to Florida starting on Thursday, if not try to get out on Friday.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:49 AM   #18
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I used a Canadian Antifreeze that is good to -40 C. We had Record setting temperatures at -35 C last night. I have a jug in the Garage and it did not freeze. There are 2 types of antifreeze sold here, -40 and -50. I put the plugs in the sinks to prevent evaporation.
That's an interesting comment. Last winter I checked on the trailer several times and noticed the pool of pink in the toilet bowl had frozen......I chalked it up to evaporation as well.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:52 AM   #19
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Op did you "blow" out lines then just dump antifreeze in bowl and traps?
Or did you winterize the whole system with antifreeze?
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:26 AM   #20
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We have been in the single digits or below all last week and this week - will be pulling the RV out in a couple of weeks to head south ;-) I will update on the antifreeze - I winterized by sucking it through the pipes, and putting some in the bowl and holding tanks.


I can tell you there is more and more CHEAP stuff, I had winshield washer fluid freeze up in my vehicles - diluted or just blue food coloring ;-)
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